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LionHeart70
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Why is this considered "too personal"?

Take a look at my signature.. you can see that my birthday is gone, right? It wasn't removed by me, it was removed by the ST. That's because 20 minutes ago I got an alert notifying me that it was removed.
Well, yeah, I know. I shouldn't really share my alerts publicly. But I'm wondering why this was removed? I only shared the month and day. I don't see anything really wrong with sharing that much of your birthday considering I'm certain that there are millions of people who have that same month/day as their birthday, not to mention that I didn't even intend it to be sharing personal info, just as a way for users to know when they can say “Happy birthday”, do a birthday gift, etc.
Sorry if I sounded “ranty”, I'm not mad, just a little confused as to why sharing the month/day of your birthday is “too personal”..?

TL;DR Why is it considered “Too personal” to share the month and day of your birthday?

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-frostyiceprincess-
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Why is this considered "too personal"?

Because you also share your age. I've heard from others that you're allowed to share your birthday but not the year.

LionHeart70
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Why is this considered "too personal"?

-frostyiceprincess- wrote:

Because you also share your age. I've heard from others that you're allowed to share your birthday but not the year.
Oh.

lh70 / nora/tobi / she-they pronouns / pansexual-demisexual / 14 / sagittarius / furry / artist / intp / stop-motion films / lbp / fall out boy / panic! at the disco / twenty one pilots / stranger things / a series of unfortunate events
“When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” -Patrick Stump
“Music seems to hold everything together. It seems to make things not so chaotic sometimes. It seems to make things make more sense sometimes.” -Tyler Joseph
“You'll fear your fears forever if you never do things you're afraid of.” -Josh Dun
“I'm still figuring out who I am, but I know I'm not who I was.” -Brendon Urie
DisasterPug
Scratcher
100+ posts

Why is this considered "too personal"?

-frostyiceprincess- wrote:

Because you also share your age. I've heard from others that you're allowed to share your birthday but not the year.
But hundreds of people share their age

Candylanguagegirl
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Why is this considered "too personal"?

DisasterPug wrote:

-frostyiceprincess- wrote:

Because you also share your age. I've heard from others that you're allowed to share your birthday but not the year.
But hundreds of people share their age
If hundreds of people decided to duct tape themselves to a barrel and roll down a hill, would you do it?
Just because a lot of people do something doesn't necessarily mean that it's a good idea.

~Fail spectacularly~
-frostyiceprincess-
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Why is this considered "too personal"?

Candylanguagegirl wrote:

DisasterPug wrote:

-frostyiceprincess- wrote:

Because you also share your age. I've heard from others that you're allowed to share your birthday but not the year.
But hundreds of people share their age
If hundreds of people decided to duct tape themselves to a barrel and roll down a hill, would you do it?
Just because a lot of people do something doesn't necessarily mean that it's a good idea.
Right, and it's best not to share both your birthday and year.

Wahsp
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Why is this considered "too personal"?

Candylanguagegirl wrote:

If hundreds of people decided to duct tape themselves to a barrel and roll down a hill, would you do it?

I just have to say it. That sounds fun, and it is a case where I would do what everyone else is doing
as you wiiiiiiiiiish!

Also (on a slightly less crazy note), nowhere (that I'm aware of) does it state that you can't reveal your age on Scratch. I checked the guidelines, nothing about age. So according to Scratch, it isn't too personal. But Scratch says it's too personal. And I am even more confused as to why it happened. I'd say use contact us, but you probably won't get an answer. Maybe try going directly to a ScratchTeam member and ask them about it?

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joshuaho
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Why is this considered "too personal"?

I would recommend using the Contact Us form since it looks like you're discussing a Scratch Team action.

Last edited by joshuaho (Sept. 6, 2017 01:27:30)


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Paddle2See
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

Why is this considered "too personal"?

Please use the Contact Us button if you have questions about a Scratch Team action.


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